Daily Archives: January 19, 2013

The Shoe In: Walk in Our Shoes

Oasis, The Shoe In: Walkin Our Shoes

The Oasis (RHD) community is seeking investment and support in the Shoe In to raise funds, social empathy and awareness for some of our society’s most vulnerable and valueable citizens. Your investment will help create both sustainability and continuity of essential programming for the voices of these Outsider Artists. Support these artists to strive for independence on their own terms.

The ‘Shoe In’ is a political exhibition designed to counteract the erosion of funding for day services for PA citizens with intellectual disabilities.

Oasis is a one-of-a-kind experience for individuals of diverse abilities. The only organization of its kind, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Oasis offers group instruction in art, technology, literacy and life-skills

About Oasis (RHD)

Oasis (RHD) is a studio art and life skills program staffed by artists that nurtures the talents, skills, and creativity of individuals living with mental illness and/or intellectual disabilities. We offer programs and services that support people with developmental and intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for employment, community connections, and personal development through the arts. Oasis (RHD) is a part of its parent company Resources for Human Development.  

The Benefits of Our Project: The Shoe In

Every pair of shoes brings with it an opportunity and benefits for the members of the Oasis (RHD) community to study:

  1. Formal academics in a venue that uses the arts to communicate foundational cognitive adaptive skills needed to increase independence. 
  2. Concrete participation in collaboration and planning
  3. Support for development in ‘activities of daily living’ (ADL) 
  4. Opportunity to develop an understanding of Empathy
  5. Participation in the regional art community through exhibitions and partnerships with established innovative artists and institutions.    

Help Us Raise Our Game

The Oasis (RHD) community is seeking investment and support in the Shoe In to raise funds, social empathy and awareness for some of our society’s most vulnerable and valueable citizens. Your investment will help create both sustainability and continuity of essential programming for the voices of these Outsider Artists

How does Oasis (RHD) fit into the Big Picture?

Contributing to Oasis (RHD) to fund ‘The Shoe In’ will assist us to continue essential day programming services for the emerging Outsider Artists we serve. We are a small service provider to over 100 adults whose needs are difficult to meet elsewhere. 

Policy changes, financial miscalculations and proposed budget cuts by the Pennsylvania state government continue to ravage services that fell short of current needs even during fiscally ‘flush’ times. What does this mean for the 2.3 million citizens served and the approximately 16,000 people waiting for services, 4,000 of which are people whose situations are considered emergencies?

Funding cuts hurt all of us. Not just those of us with disabilities.

Whether the shortfalls are attributed to the budget crisis, a shift from county-run to state-run services, and the state’s belief that providers, as a whole, can operate more efficiently, the message is still the same: slashing our funding slashes the quality of service provision needed for the artists that call Oasis home. 

The Shoe In: Walk in Our Shoes Indigogo campaign.

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Saturday January 19th’s NYC BUS TRIP- “Bus Trip to NYC IS TO MOMA-MORROW!”

Millville 3rd Friday Update for Glasstown Arts District- This is all happening at Ivy Chaya Art Gallery!

Millville 3rd Friday Update for Glasstown Arts District- This is all happening at Ivy Chaya Art Gallery! 

106 East Pine Street, Millville, NJ 08332 

(609)425-3510 www.ivychayaart.com

FREE SKETCH-IN for ALL AGES, dancer aerialist Christine Morano artfully poses in dance-wear for your drawings and entertainment! 6-8pm Friday 18th, 2013 (*painters welcome too!)  “She’s a delightful person, and an amazing performer; come meet my dear, talented friend!” ~Ivy Chaya

PAJAMA PARTY for out of towner’s coming to buy a bus ticket for 

Saturday January 19th’s NYC BUS TRIP- “Bus Trip to NYC IS TO MOMA-MORROW!” 


Celebration includes:  FREE Sketch-in art party Friday Night with surprise guest artists and the arts district’s very own super hero has RSVP’d! Snacks and drinks available for gratuity, as well as bake sale items for suggested donation*, Free Coffee, Food and Drinks on the bus (made by Wildflower Vegan Cafe, Apron Strings& local shops) we feed you from the time you buy your ticket to the time we get home from THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART in NYC. PLUS+ Eddie Shiffler live Music 8:30 – 9:30pm Saturday Evening @icag!

HOW TO FIX A BROKEN WING BENEFIT: Sequel Art Auction to help christine!  http://www.indiegogo.com/HelpChristine 

Couldn’t make it all the way to Philadelphia last weekend?  No sweat, stop on by to Ivy Chaya Art Gallery to get a taste of the arts action, and support a good cause- FREE ADMISSION!  Artists include: Dennis Tawes, Linda Allen Tawes, Fred Kramer, Cindy Davis, Susan Rau, Nadine LaFond, Ivy Chaya, and many more!  6pm – 10pm Ivy Chaya Art Gallery!


BUS TRIP PRIZES for BUS TRIP GOERS:  Anyone who buys a ticket Friday night gets a free prize donated by Bogarts Bookstore, PLUS+ the first 30 bus trip goers will be entered in a drawing to get a free trip!  Call now to reserve your seat, order your lunch http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/cafe-metro-3/menu & for a chance to win your $75 back!  609-425-3510


RRCA SHOUT OUT! RIVERFRONT RENAISSANCE CENTER FOR THE ARTS– Debuting their “NEW LOOK” on third Friday, January 18th 2013.  Go meet the new, young executive director, Rebekah Lyons, and enjoy the styling new ambiance inspired by acting director, Brandon Smith. http://www.rrcarts.com/

Riverfront Renaissance Art Center Click for the cool flyer.

Marilyn MacGregor, artsmarttalk.com

“I imagine that you caught a glimpse of the new portrait of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge – it caused quite a stir when it was unveiled last week. My blog post puts this new Royal Portrait in historical context, with a look at a few prominent Royal Portraits in history and some entertaining, puzzling, quirky, interesting recent additions to the Windsor Family gallery, including one of Prince Philip as you’d never expect to see him!”
Click on the link to go directly to the Post
The latest ArtSmart Trivia question is up and it’s a tasty one! Try it at http://www.artsmarttalk.com/triviaquiz.html
Teaching news: I’ll be teaching two community classes – open to all – in Chestnut Hill in the coming months. Contact me for details or email chenrichment@cavtel.net
1. Artists of the Barnes, a 4 week look at the Barnes Collection in regards to individual artists, artists from certain places and periods, Dr. Barnes’s relations with artists, and the ideas that drive the unusual arrangements
Wednesday February 13- March 2 from 2:00-3:30 cost: $55

2. Midnights in Paris: Great Periods of French Art and Culture – 5 weeks of time travel through the greatest epochs in French history, full of amazing art, interesting personalities, fascinating events.
Tuesday March 5 – April 2 8:30 pm $90

I expect to be able to offer these classes in Center City Philadelphia soon – stay tuned!
Paris Small Group Arts Tours

I’ve just added a page of Details: Costs and Activities to give you a clear idea of what these very special trips entail. The first, Paris Arts & Pleasures, is scheduled for May. Please take a look and consider joining me! I’ll be running a Valentine’s Special very soon with a discount – I’ll let you know! http://www.artsmarttalk.com/details-costs-and-activities1.html
Inline image 2Valentine’s Day cards from MacGregor-ART! Find my cards and prints on my Esty shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/MacGregorArt and at  www.macgregor-art.com

All best wishes

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